Urban Spaces in Baltimore:
Data Science in the City

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

JHU Carey Business School, 24th Floor, 100 International Drive
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science will host the inaugural Urban Spaces in Baltimore: Data Science in the City symposium at Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

This event aims to bring together academic researchers and city officials to create new opportunities for research projects that benefit both groups. This symposium will establish what makes a good research question and how city officials can best use research to advance their goals and initiatives, identify current projects in progress/discussion, and create opportunities for new collaborations, with the goal that attendees will leave the event with a starting point for a new project or collaboration.

The symposium will include Keynote talks, Short Talks, Breakout Sessions, Posters and more. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. The symposium is followed by a cocktail reception.

Symposium Arrival Instructions:
Parking: When entering from President Street, enter the circle and take the second exit onto International Drive (J. Crew will be on your left, and Anthropologie will be on your right). The garage entrance will be on your right. Take a ticket to allow access into the garage and park on any level. Take the “Office Elevator” to floor “LR”. When exiting the building take a left out of the building toward the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School entrance. Note that bike locks are available on garage level P1.

Check-in: Please remember to bring an ID (license or JH ID) for building check-in.

Keynote Speakers…

Opening Remarks by Elijah Cummings, U.S. House of Representatives (MD-007)
Matthew E. Kahn, Ph.D.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics
Director of 21CC, Johns Hopkins University

Alan Mallach

Senior Fellow
Center for Community Progress

Breakout session

Attendees will choose their breakout sessions the morning of the symposium when they check-in.

The afternoon is split into two 45-min breakout sessions, separated by a 10-min break. There will be 2 breakout topics per session, each with ~3 session leaders. Session leaders will present a challenge within their designated theme, and participants will be asked to focus their discussion around data needs, city needs, and research opportunities. After the session leaders present their challenges, participants will be asked to form smaller groups (~15-20) to start their discussion. Session leaders can rotate between groups to facilitate discussion, answer questions, or simply participate in discussion.

At the finish of the second breakout session, there will be another 10-min break and then we will ask participants to come back together for a debrief session. Session leaders will present an overview of ideas that emerged from their particular breakout groups.

Posters and more!

Poster Session

We invite researchers and students from the Johns Hopkins Community to submit a poster to this year’s symposium.

Poster Madness

We will have 2-minute lightning talks prior to the Poster Session.

Symposium registration is now closed
Poster submissions are now closed


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